The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 331 392 316
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -76
Permanent jobs citing BGP 910 778 905
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.66% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.89% 3.82% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 710 632 720
Average salary £50,000 £48,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.62% -3.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18612 20378 20337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.04% 17.30% 18.76%
Number of salaries quoted 15172 16298 16504
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BGP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BGP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BGP within the UK.

BGP Salary Trend in the UK

BGP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BGP over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 within the UK.

BGP Salary Histogram in the UK

BGP
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the UK over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +57 860 £50,000 - 83
London +49 359 £52,500 -1.86% 37
South East +61 275 £50,000 +21.95% 24
Berkshire +19 129 £57,500 +21.05% 6
City of London -13 87 £57,500 +15.00% 20
West Midlands +59 86 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Birmingham +58 76 £51,500 +14.44%
Reading -12 64 £53,750 +7.50% 5
Hampshire +26 53 £50,000 +33.33% 5
East of England +13 53 £46,250 -15.90% 4
Surrey +42 44 £50,000 +122.22% 5
Yorkshire -65 32 £47,500 +26.66% 3
South West +6 29 £45,000 -28.00% 5
South Wales -1 25 £41,250 +5.76% 1
Wales -7 25 £41,250 +3.12% 1
West Yorkshire -53 23 £50,000 +49.25% 3
Leeds -58 20 £50,000 +49.25% 3
Cardiff -3 19 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Hertfordshire -4 18 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Cambridgeshire +23 17 £38,750 +33.62% 2
Buckinghamshire +7 17 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Bedfordshire +8 15 £52,500 +3.96% 1
North West -4 14 £48,750 +34.48% 6
East Midlands +4 13 £45,000 - 1
Cambridge +23 12 £40,000 +37.93% 2
Oxfordshire +8 12 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Scotland +8 12 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Bedford +24 11 £53,750 +53.57% 1
Basingstoke +13 11 £45,000 +13.92% 1
Gloucestershire - 11 £37,500 - 1

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BGP.

1 1835 (88.86%) Cisco
2 1564 (75.74%) OSPF
3 1431 (69.30%) Cisco Certification
4 1269 (61.45%) Firewall
5 1108 (53.66%) MPLS
6 1068 (51.72%) CCNP
7 848 (41.07%) WAN
8 801 (38.79%) EIGRP
9 763 (36.95%) Juniper
10 759 (36.76%) LAN
11 749 (36.27%) Cisco ASA
12 727 (35.21%) VPN
13 660 (31.96%) Data Centre
14 658 (31.86%) F5
15 624 (30.22%) Cisco Nexus
16 572 (27.70%) TCP/IP
17 552 (26.73%) CheckPoint
18 535 (25.91%) CCNA
19 462 (22.37%) Network Security
20 435 (21.07%) CCIE
21 433 (20.97%) Linux
22 416 (20.15%) DNS
23 405 (19.61%) IPsec
24 396 (19.18%) Cisco IOS
25 356 (17.24%) VMware
26 347 (16.80%) Wireless
27 339 (16.42%) Network Design
28 334 (16.17%) VLAN
28 334 (16.17%) HSRP
29 330 (15.98%) Finance

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BGP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 80 (3.87%) Lync
2 45 (2.18%) MS Exchange
3 43 (2.08%) Apache
4 27 (1.31%) nginx
5 24 (1.16%) Confluence
6 22 (1.07%) MediaWiki
7 21 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.48%) SharePoint
10 9 (0.44%) IIS
11 8 (0.39%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.34%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
15 2 (0.097%) CloudStack
16 1 (0.048%) SharePoint 2013
16 1 (0.048%) Moodle
Applications
1 139 (6.73%) MS Visio
2 129 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 55 (2.66%) MS Office
4 24 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.097%) MS Project
5 2 (0.097%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.097%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.40%) IaaS
2 14 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (0.53%) SaaS
3 11 (0.53%) PaaS
4 10 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.48%) Office 365
5 4 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.097%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.097%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.097%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.097%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.048%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1564 (75.74%) OSPF
2 1269 (61.45%) Firewall
3 1108 (53.66%) MPLS
4 848 (41.07%) WAN
5 801 (38.79%) EIGRP
6 759 (36.76%) LAN
7 749 (36.27%) Cisco ASA
8 727 (35.21%) VPN
9 624 (30.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 572 (27.70%) TCP/IP
11 462 (22.37%) Network Security
12 416 (20.15%) DNS
13 405 (19.61%) IPsec
14 396 (19.18%) Cisco IOS
15 347 (16.80%) Wireless
16 334 (16.17%) VLAN
16 334 (16.17%) HSRP
17 297 (14.38%) VoIP
18 224 (10.85%) Spanning Tree
19 207 (10.02%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (3.73%) MySQL
2 46 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
3 29 (1.40%) Relational Database
4 22 (1.07%) SQL Server
5 6 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.15%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.15%) Big Data
8 2 (0.097%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.097%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.097%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 40 (1.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 38 (1.84%) Git (software)
3 34 (1.65%) Subversion
3 34 (1.65%) Jenkins
4 26 (1.26%) JIRA
5 25 (1.21%) Hudson
6 10 (0.48%) Maven
7 1 (0.048%) GCC
General
1 330 (15.98%) Finance
2 315 (15.25%) Telecoms
3 79 (3.83%) Banking
4 51 (2.47%) Marketing
5 37 (1.79%) Retail
6 29 (1.40%) Games
7 23 (1.11%) Back Office
8 22 (1.07%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.02%) Advertising
9 21 (1.02%) Legal
9 21 (1.02%) Electronics
9 21 (1.02%) Financial Institution
10 18 (0.87%) Law
11 14 (0.68%) Online Betting
12 13 (0.63%) French Language
13 11 (0.53%) Publishing
14 9 (0.44%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.39%) German Language
16 6 (0.29%) Japanese Language
16 6 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1137 (55.06%) Network Engineer
2 346 (16.76%) Senior Network Engineer
3 263 (12.74%) Consultant
4 144 (6.97%) Network Consultant
5 127 (6.15%) Support Engineer
6 117 (5.67%) Cisco Engineer
7 110 (5.33%) Network Support
8 105 (5.08%) Architect
9 102 (4.94%) Senior Consultant
10 101 (4.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 85 (4.12%) Network Support Engineer
12 80 (3.87%) Design Engineer
13 77 (3.73%) Network Architect
14 74 (3.58%) Security Engineer
15 72 (3.49%) Analyst
16 67 (3.24%) Network Design Engineer
17 64 (3.10%) Network Analyst
18 60 (2.91%) Network Security Engineer
19 58 (2.81%) Operations Engineer
20 57 (2.76%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (2.52%) CSS
2 20 (0.97%) XMPP
3 15 (0.73%) LAMP
4 12 (0.58%) ISPF
5 11 (0.53%) HTML
6 10 (0.48%) Silverlight
7 9 (0.44%) SOAP
7 9 (0.44%) Web Services
8 5 (0.24%) RESTful
9 3 (0.15%) .NET
9 3 (0.15%) OLE
10 2 (0.097%) XML
10 2 (0.097%) FreeSWITCH
10 2 (0.097%) FIX Protocol
11 1 (0.048%) Unreal Engine
11 1 (0.048%) RSS
11 1 (0.048%) VXML
11 1 (0.048%) X-Windows
11 1 (0.048%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 660 (31.96%) Data Centre
2 117 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (3.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 56 (2.71%) Computer Science
5 53 (2.57%) Management Information System
6 28 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
7 27 (1.31%) Hedge funds
8 24 (1.16%) Wiki
9 21 (1.02%) IPTV
10 18 (0.87%) Thin Client
10 18 (0.87%) Fat Client
10 18 (0.87%) Digital Media
11 17 (0.82%) Online Games
12 16 (0.77%) Clustering
13 15 (0.73%) PKI
14 14 (0.68%) Smartphone
14 14 (0.68%) Equities
15 13 (0.63%) Statistics
16 12 (0.58%) DTV
16 12 (0.58%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 433 (20.97%) Linux
2 243 (11.77%) Windows
3 192 (9.30%) UNIX
4 57 (2.76%) Ubuntu
5 53 (2.57%) CentOS
6 49 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 39 (1.89%) Debian
8 38 (1.84%) Solaris
9 31 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.53%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.24%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.19%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.15%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.15%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.097%) VMS
16 2 (0.097%) HPUX
16 2 (0.097%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.048%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (16.42%) Network Design
2 321 (15.54%) Load Balancing
3 317 (15.35%) ITIL
4 215 (10.41%) Network Management
5 154 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
6 146 (7.07%) Service Delivery
7 127 (6.15%) Network Monitoring
8 105 (5.08%) Project Management
9 95 (4.60%) Incident Management
10 93 (4.50%) Mentoring
11 92 (4.46%) Change Management
12 84 (4.07%) Network Architecture
13 78 (3.78%) Capacity Planning
14 75 (3.63%) Root Cause Analysis
15 70 (3.39%) Migration
16 66 (3.20%) Capacity Management
17 60 (2.91%) DDoS Mitigation
18 50 (2.42%) Change Control
18 50 (2.42%) WAN Optimisation
19 48 (2.32%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (5.96%) Perl
2 114 (5.52%) Python
3 70 (3.39%) Ruby
4 62 (3.00%) Bash Shell
5 48 (2.32%) PHP
6 46 (2.23%) Java
7 34 (1.65%) C
8 27 (1.31%) SQL
9 21 (1.02%) PowerShell
10 18 (0.87%) Tcl
11 11 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 11 (0.53%) C#
12 7 (0.34%) C++
12 7 (0.34%) VB
13 6 (0.29%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.15%) Ada
15 2 (0.097%) Korn
15 2 (0.097%) Erlang
15 2 (0.097%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1431 (69.30%) Cisco Certification
2 1068 (51.72%) CCNP
3 535 (25.91%) CCNA
4 435 (21.07%) CCIE
5 185 (8.96%) Degree
6 145 (7.02%) CCDP
7 117 (5.67%) CCSA
8 114 (5.52%) Security Cleared
9 102 (4.94%) CCSE
10 92 (4.46%) CCIP
11 68 (3.29%) SC Cleared
12 58 (2.81%) CCSP
13 55 (2.66%) CCDA
14 44 (2.13%) Check Point Certification
14 44 (2.13%) JNCIP
15 42 (2.03%) JNCIA
16 40 (1.94%) CISSP
17 39 (1.89%) JNCIS
18 33 (1.60%) DV Cleared
19 25 (1.21%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (10.17%) SLA
2 37 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.63%) COBIT
6 10 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 271 (13.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (4.02%) Active Directory
3 34 (1.65%) VMware ESX
4 33 (1.60%) XenServer
5 30 (1.45%) vSphere
6 28 (1.36%) KVM
7 26 (1.26%) iptables
7 26 (1.26%) Postfix
7 26 (1.26%) Samba
8 25 (1.21%) Hyper-V
9 24 (1.16%) Xen
10 11 (0.53%) Firmware
11 9 (0.44%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.44%) ProxySG
12 8 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.34%) XenApp
13 7 (0.34%) NFS
14 6 (0.29%) FreeRADIUS
15 4 (0.19%) Docker
15 4 (0.19%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 84 (4.07%) Nagios
2 71 (3.44%) FortiGate
3 63 (3.05%) Cacti
4 57 (2.76%) CiscoWorks
5 53 (2.57%) Puppet
6 48 (2.32%) Cisco Prime
7 42 (2.03%) SolarWinds Orion
8 38 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
9 28 (1.36%) OpenView
10 27 (1.31%) Cisco LMS
10 27 (1.31%) Opsview
11 25 (1.21%) ZABBIX
12 24 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
13 22 (1.07%) Cisco UCCX
14 17 (0.82%) HP NNM
15 15 (0.73%) OpenNMS
15 15 (0.73%) SELinux
16 13 (0.63%) Salt
17 10 (0.48%) Graphite
18 8 (0.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1835 (88.86%) Cisco
2 763 (36.95%) Juniper
3 658 (31.86%) F5
4 552 (26.73%) CheckPoint
5 356 (17.24%) VMware
6 239 (11.57%) Microsoft
7 172 (8.33%) HP
8 162 (7.85%) Riverbed
9 135 (6.54%) Citrix
10 132 (6.39%) SolarWinds
11 95 (4.60%) Fortinet
12 77 (3.73%) Red Hat
13 58 (2.81%) Dell
14 56 (2.71%) Avaya
15 53 (2.57%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 49 (2.37%) Nokia
17 46 (2.23%) Blue Coat
18 34 (1.65%) Aerohive Networks
19 33 (1.60%) Huawei
20 28 (1.36%) Brocade
County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + .
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Qualserv Consulting
Salary: to £110K+ package (to £80K base)
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Michael Page Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £50k - 65k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Connected IT
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum £50,000 to £55,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Other
Vodafone
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago